Catalonia, Spain
Date Posted
17 Jul 2024

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PhD Project
Rovira i Virgili University

Ph.D. on Computer-Aided Diagnosis in Medical Imaging

Catalonia, Spain
17 Jul 2024

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Position Description

IA-BIOBREAST: Pixel-level analysis of texture features and fusion of multimodal information.

Ph.D. on Computer-Aided Diagnosis in Medical Imaging, Tarragona, Spain

The Intelligent Robotics and Computer Vision Group ( at Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain (
is looking for candidates with experience in image processing and computer vision for a 3-year Ph.D. position.

The candidate will join a research project on Computer-Aided Diagnosis in Medical Imaging (

Prospective candidates may contact Dr. Domenec Puig (

3 years and restricted to those interested in obtaining a doctoral degree.
Tentative starting date: January 2015.


The IA-BioBreast project aims at researching image analysis methods that focus on the development of two specific biomarkers: breast density and temporal evolution of existing lesions. In order to achieve this goal, new microtexture-specific techniques will be developed using algorithms for feature extraction, selection and classification. On the other hand, image registration algorithms will be researched for two main applications: combining images of different modalities (breast X-ray mammography, MRI and UltraSound) and registering temporal studies within the same image modality. Finally, automatic lesion detection algorithms will also be developed by using image segmentation techniques. The adequacy of the project results to clinical practice will be analysed by using a CAD (Computer Aided Diagnosis) system able to process the results from all the techniques developed. By including all these aspects, the project focuses in using computer vision techniques and developing novel algorithms for segmentation, feature extraction and selection, classification and registration.


The research team at the URV (Rovira i Virgili University) is member of the Intelligent Robotics and Computer Vision (IRCV) research group ( The IRCV group is concerned with the development of innovative solutions in several areas of Robotics and Computer Vision through the application of advanced computing techniques.


* Good honours degree (or equivalent) in computer science,
engineering, mathematics, physics or another related area.
* Recent master degree (or equivalent) (preferably in computer
science, computer vision, machine learning or applied mathematics).
* Solid programming and algorithmic skills; excellent abilities in
programming in C/C++; experience in libraries such as OpenCV,
OpenNI, Kinect Microsoft SDK.
* Solid mathematics knowledge (especially linear algebra,
statistical pattern recognition, machine learning, etc.)
* Prior knowledge in the areas of computer vision, and/or machine
learning is a plus (ideally a Master thesis in a related field).
* Creative and highly motivated.
* Good interpersonal and communication skills.
* Fluent in English, both written and spoken.
* Eager to learn and being happy creating!

How to Apply

Applications must include the following: * Cover letter, describing your motivation, why your expertise is relevant, and what your research plans wrt. to the objectives of this research. * A brief CV, including University degrees and dates, publications if any, and your level of English. Applications should be sent via email to: - Dr. Domènec Puig Email: domenec dot puig at urv dot cat Intelligent Robotics and Computer Vision Group (IRCV) at the Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Tarragona, Spain. The closing date for the applications is 31 August 2014. Valuing diversity and commitment to equality of opportunity.

Position Category: Engineering and Featured. Position Type: PhD Project. Salary: €10'000 - €20'000.